Poets meet, cultural programmes mark Republic Day

 President of District Kannada Sahitya Parishath Pradeep Kumar Kalkura inaugurated the programme in the presence of DDPI Chamegowda, BEO Kodandarama, Deputy Director of Kannada and Culture Department Mangala Naik, General Manager of Karnataka Bank Jayaram Hande and AGM of Corporation Bank Narendra Pai. In his address Kalkura urged the younger generation not to sacrifice their culture, traditions and language for others.

The inaugural session was followed by a poets meet in which 15 poets representing 5 different languages- Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Beary and Hindi- took part.  The meet was presided over by poet Athrady Amrita Shetty. Cultural programmes were presented by the students of Yenepoya School while ‘Rangabharathi’ presented patriotic songs and dances. Earlier, there was a performance by the Dakshina Kannada district police band.

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